What is Repeated pregnancy loss (RPL)?
Repeated pregnancy loss (RPL) is a term used when a woman experiences 2 or more miscarriages before 20 weeks of gestation.
Reason for RPL:
Reasons for RPL include Genetic abnormalities, Immune problems (Autoimmune disorders etc), Problems in the uterus (structural abnormalities/ infections/ uterine scarring etc),Hormonal imbalances and sometimes it is Unexplained
How do we diagnose RPL?
We can know the reason for RPL by a detailed medical history , physical examination, blood investigations, detailed ultrasound
How do we treat RPL?
Treatment options for RPL include treating the underlying cause and in some cases using assisted reproductive technologies with preimplantation genetic testing of embryos
Symptoms and impact of RPL
RPL can cause emotional distress to the patient and can potentially decrease fertility potential of the couple also.
If you are facing RPL issue, here are the possible next steps: